Are your walls and ceilings at the recommendation levels of insulation?.
If they are not, updating your insulation can save on your energy bills and save on CO2 from 140 to 2100 pounds per year. Also, people in the colder climates can produce up to 5.5 tons of CO2 from natural gas, 8.8 tons of CO2 for oil, and 23 tons of CO2 from electric heaters. Weatherizing your home with heat shrink plastic can save 1100 pounds of CO2 emissions per year. Using the recommended setting on major appliances can save on your energy bills and also CO2 emissions. *Think about painting your house a lighter color if you live in a warmer climate and a darker color in the colder climates. Small energy investments can pay off in the long run. Replacing a incandescent light bulb with an energy efficient light bulb will cut the cost by 1/4 of the cost. Just investing a little can go along ways. Especially if every U.S. house hold replaced one incandescent light bulb with an energy efficient light bulb, it would save about the same as a nuclear power plant produces in a year.
*Re-post from 2017